Golaghat District index

Official Website : http://golaghat.gov.in

Headquarters : Golaghat
State : Assam

Area in Sq Km (Census 2011)
Total : 3502
Rural : 3465.55
Urban : 36.45

Population (Census 2011)
Population : 1066888
Rural : 969152
Urban : 97736
Male : 543161
Female : 523727
Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males) : 964
Density (Total, Persons per sq km) : 305

Official language : Assamese

Helplines :
Deputy Commissioner 03774280222(O)
CEO, Zila Parishad 03774280261(O)
EO 280546(O)

Population (Census 2010) :
The current world population is 7.6 billion (As of 1st July 2018)

Click on the following link to download district statistics as per NITI Ayog website

Brief About Golaghat District
The name Golaghat ( 'Gola' which means shop and 'Ghat' meaning the landing point of river ferry ) originated from the shops established by the 'Marwari' businessmen during mid part of 20th century AD at the bank of river Dhansiri near present Golaghat town.

Early Period
Stone inscription of Nagajari Khanikar gaon of Sarupathar, dating back to the 5th century, reveals that there was an independent kingdom in Doyang - Dhansiri valley and relics of ramparts, brick structures, temples, tanks etc. discovered in these area confirms the presence of a kingdom during 9th and 10th century.

Medieval Period
The Doyang – Dhansiri valley came under the rule of Ahom's during 16th century. Prior to that, this part was ruled by the Kacharis known as Herombial. During Ahom rule this area was under 'Morongi – Khowa Gohain', an administrative officer.


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